Year: 2018

Facebook’s new home gadget might have a creepy camera as its main feature

Jared Newman | Fast Company | Source URL After calling off the launch of a smart display device earlier this year, Facebook is reportedly planning to announce it next week. Here are the details from Cheddar‘s Alex Heath, who cites unnamed sources: The main feature will be video chat, and […]

Amazon Aims to Open 3,000 Cashierless Stores By 2021, Threatening Convenience Stores

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Amazon is considering opening 3,000 cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported. A move into retail by the online giant would threaten convenience stores and fast-food chains across the U.S. by selling items to customers cheaper and faster. Current existing Amazon […]

2018: The Rise of Spying Transit Police

Mass Private I | Source URL Today’s Public Transit Police Departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on commuters travel plans, texts and emails. At the same time the Los […]

China’s Chilling ‘Social Credit System’ Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It’s Already Switched On

Peter Dockrill | Science Alert | Source URL It’s been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen. And it’s already been switched on. China’s “Social Credit System” – which is expected to be fully operational by 2020 – doesn’t […]

Senators Join Activists, Shareholders, and Tech Workers in Demanding Answers About Face Surveillance

Privacy SOS | Source URL In recent months the ACLU, Amazon shareholders, Microsoft, activists, scholars, and legislators have raised concerns about the use of facial recognition technologies in the United States. Today, despite a total lack of regulation, law enforcement uses face surveillance to identify and track people, private companies use the technology to authenticate customers, and employers […]

Newport Beach police launch true-crime podcast in effort to hasten capture of suspected killer

Hannah Fry | The Los Angeles Times | Source URL Episode 1 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/500472954-nbpd-episode-0-the-prologue.mp3 Episode 2 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/501475386-nbpd-episode-1-something-is-wrong.mp3 Episode 3 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/501479394-nbpd-episode-2-the-story.mp3 After a fruitless years-long search for a fugitive murder suspect, Newport Beach authorities are taking a very different approach toward capturing their man: On Wednesday, they announced the release of a […]

Declassified Documents Expose DOJ Rules for Spying on Journalists with Secret Court

Derrick Broze | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Newly released documents detail never before seen Department of Justice rules relating to conducting surveillance on journalists suspected of being an agent of a foreign government. On Monday the Freedom of the Press Foundation released Department of Justice documents detailing […]

Notice Given, Mass Remedy Process in UK Initiated as Barnard Marcus Aims to Auction Home Property Stolen from Evicted Baby Protection Advocate

Ramola D | The Everyday Concerned Citizen | Source URL News Updates on Neelu Berry’s Case & UK Mass Remedy Process September 17, 2018: Stolen Home Property Auctioned by Barnard Marcus Despite Public Notice at Auction | 2018/09/17 Report by Neelu Berry Notice Given, Mass Remedy Process in UK Initiated as Barnard Marcus […]

Directed Energy Weapons Market: Industry Share, Technology Innovation, Development Trends, Growth Opportunity and Top Players Analysis (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Co, Finmeccanica, Israel Aerospace Industries, Saab, Thales Group

Press release from: Orian Research Global Directed Energy Weapons Market Research Report 2018 peaks the detailed analysis of industry share, growth factors, development trends, size, majors manufacturers and 2025 forecast. The report also analyze innovative business strategies, value added factors and business opportunities. The Directed Energy Weapons report introduces market competition […]

New Mexico Suing Google & Twitter for Knowingly and Illegally Exploiting Children Online

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project | Source URL As YouTube, Google, and Twitter crack down on peaceful channels, censor alternative media, and allow child exploitation videos to flourish, New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against them and several app developers for illegally collecting data from children under the age of 13 without parental […]

Police Reveal Surveillance of Activists In Tweet About Recent Explosions, Then Commit Obstruction

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL The Massachusetts State Police shared the extent of damage of the gas explosion spreading across Merrimack Valley. But in the process they also shared a bookmarks folder at the top of the browser, which revealed they were spying on activists, Raw Story reported. The state police’s […]

Privacy Violation Alert: Google ADMITS To Changing Phone Settings REMOTELY

Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Google has apologized after admitting to changing the settings on Android users phones remotely and without the phone owners’ permission.  Several Android users noticed their battery saver setting had been activated last week without their consent. Most of the affected posters on Reddit […]

Leave no dark corner

Matthew Carney | ABC.net | Source URL China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring privileges — for others, punishment. Dandan Fan is very much the modern Chinese woman. A marketing professional, she’s diligent and prosperous — in […]

Former police chief in Florida pleads guilty to framing men in racially tinged cases

Jay Weaver | Miami Herald | Source URL Five years ago, Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano bragged to the town’s leaders about his department’s exceptional 100 percent clearance rate on burglaries in the tree-lined suburb north of Miami. On Friday, however, Atesiano admitted his own criminal behavior was behind […]

Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process

Cora Currier | The Intercept | Source URL THE U.S. GOVERNMENT can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents. Targeting members of the press under the law, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, requires […]